Renegade (Riper #2)
Amy Carol Reeves
Flux April 8th, 2013
The Conclave—a secret group with twisted ideals and freakish practices—has been wiped out, thanks to Arabella Sharp. Now there’s a new malevolence afoot. Fishermen are getting killed, their partially devoured bodies washing up on the shores of Scotland. Is the Ripper responsible? Or have the Conclave’s sinister experiments left behind something more monstrous? Abbie fears the worst when her beloved Dr. William Siddal vanishes. To save the man she loves, Abbie must comply with the Ripper’s dreadful orders—and put her own life in grave danger.
Eh. When I first read it; I thought that it would have an interesting plot and a lot of adventure and mystery surrounding William’s disappearance but I was wrong. There was also split viewpoints in each chapter which was great but it didn’t do much for the story overall. Abbie discovered where William was kept very easily and there wasn’t a lot of interesting visions that she had compared to the first book ( If you did not read the first book – Ripper, I would highly recommend reading that one).
Another problem I had with this book was that it just ended up highlighting the love triangle between Abbie, William, and Simon. Usually I don’t mind love triangles but I felt that this one was pointless. In the end, Abbie goes with her first choice (you can probably guess who that is). To me, love triangles just prolong the book unnecessarily. In this book I would have liked to have learned more about the Conclave and the background behind it or even more information about Max.
I hope that the next book in this series is better than this one.